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Inside Richmond's Fancy Houses

click to enlarge The foyer at 2710 Monument Ave. features decades-old wood brought back to life after years of vacancy. The current owners are seasoned renovators.

Scott Elmquist

The foyer at 2710 Monument Ave. features decades-old wood brought back to life after years of vacancy. The current owners are seasoned renovators.

From dwellings rich in history to sparkling new river-view town houses, Richmond has an eclectic blend of awe-inspiring homes suitable for just about anyone with a couple million dollars to spare.

Though not everyone can afford to live in one of the premium houses, a few gracious owners agreed to give Style Weekly a sneak peek inside.

While Monument Avenue offers perhaps the city's most well-known collection of mansions that are impressive on the outside, sometimes, it's the inside — the architecture, interior design and even the owners — that are most memorable.
Elsewhere, it's Central Virginia's deep-rooted history that makes some houses sources of intrigue and beauty. Such is the case for one mansion on Virginia Avenue that was built in the 1790s and housed a Northern general. It was stunning enough to preserve and move from Hanover County.

If that doesn't suit your fancy, something more singular might: perhaps a Mediterranean-style house that filmmakers deemed just the right fit for a minidocumentary about former first lady Jackie Kennedy?

Exploring a diverse set of some of the fanciest houses in the city, valued at prices from around $1 million to $3 million, at least one constant is this: It's the stories, character and people inside those houses that make them home.

2710 Monument Avenue: A jaw-dropping stunner brought back to life

1215 Rothesay Circle: A home cool enough for Jackie Kennedy

201 Virginia Avenue: A home with enough history to fill a book

501 W. Seventh St., Unit 8 (Manchester): A stunning townhouse by the river

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